Tree-eat­ing bee­tle found in wood­lands

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

EN­VI­RON­MENT: An out­break of in­sects known to tar­get a par­tic­u­lar type of tree has been dis­cov­ered at sev­eral wood­land sites in Kent.

The eight-toothed spruce bark bee­tle was de­tected at a num­ber of un­named lo­ca­tions in the Ash­ford area, the Depart­ment for En­vi­ron­ment, Food and Ru­ral Af­fairs said yesterday.

While it does not af­fect hu­man health, it can be a se­ri­ous and de­struc­tive pest of the spruce tree species across Europe

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